tea·​pot | \ˈtē-ˌpät \

Definition of teapot 

: a vessel with a spout and a handle in which tea is brewed and from which it is served

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Find Saturn in the southeast after dark, just above the constellation Sagittarius’s teapot shape. Blaine P. Friedlander Jr., Washington Post, "Skywatch: July is the month of Mars," 30 June 2018 For $275, there is a small teapot from a Danish potter who has supplied Noma. New York Times, "French Cafe Food, Not So New but Very Much Improved," 1 May 2018 Nearby • Visit Wing on Wo & Co. to buy a teapot, and then hit GTW Tea and Water on Grand Street, which sells teas and Buddhist goods like incense and wooden altars. New York Times, "Things to Do in NYC: Astoria for a Pool Day, and Open-Mic Night Plus Dumplings in Chinatown," 12 July 2018 For now, however, Striker is about as useful in a fight as a chocolate teapot would be for, well, making tea. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 3 Days to Go - Ranking Every World Cup Mascot by How 'Hard' They Are," 11 June 2018 The ringed planet sits in the constellation Sagittarius, right above the teapot’s dome shape. Blaine P. Friedlander Jr., Washington Post, "Skywatch: Saturn, Jupiter and Mars heading for opposition in June and July," 2 June 2018 The Paeonia blush coral teapot is $229.95 at wedgwood.com Pick up this Simplex Buckingham No. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Bring a little royal wedding sparkle home," 17 May 2018 The teapot has the extended lower spout, to facilitate pouring. Brenda Yenke, cleveland.com, "English gardens, tea and musical complements: Yenke Peddler antiques," 10 May 2018 Loosely pack leaves, petals, and plum slices (add more fruit for sweeter flavor) to the built-in strainer inside a teapot, filling just over halfway. Sunset, "Grow Your Own Herbal Tea Garden," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of teapot

1685, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teapot was in 1685

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English Language Learners Definition of teapot

: a pot that is used for making and serving tea and that has a spout and handle


tea·​pot | \ˈtē-ˌpät \

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: a pot for making and serving tea

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